Postpartum isn’t easy, physically or emotionally. Take the time to identify and organize your sources of support for yourself and your baby after birth.
Even if you’re not the one who gave birth, the postpartum period is hard. Asking for help is an amazing way to care for yourself and your family. Start by identifying and organizing your sources of support.
Inspired by Jasmine and LaShanda's conversation in Birth Explained: The Beauty of Biology, here's a worksheet to help you give your body the 'thank you' it deserves. After all it has gone through and done for you and your baby, give it a little love!
In the days and weeks after birth, you need time to rest and recover! Download and print this sign to welcome visitors and remind them how they can support you during this important time.
Use these resources to become familiar with maternal health warning signs and possible complications.
The priceless support doulas provide is often out-of-reach for people who can’t afford their fees. But more and more, there are ways to find low-cost or even free doula services. This article provides a roadmap to finding the support you need and deserve.
Print or share these words of encouragement so you can get a boost of confidence when you need it. The set includes blanks where you can write your own affirmations.
Pregnancy isn’t easy, physically or emotionally. Take the time to identify and organize your sources of support to have a healthy pregnancy.
Birth isn’t easy, physically or emotionally. Take the time to identify and organize your sources of support for labor and birth.
The care you receive after birth is just as important as during your pregnancy. Meet doctors, midwives, doulas, lactation consultants and new parents who share what the postpartum period is really like and how to find the support and care you need.
It takes a village to raise a child, and it is an incredible act of self-care to ask for help. This chapter looks at ways to build a support system with family, friends and skilled birth workers who will be there for you each step of the way.
Good care looks different for every person. In this chapter, you’ll meet doctors, midwives, doulas, and parents who discuss different models of care that are safe, respectful, and person-centered.
While doctors and other providers are trusted professionals, you know your body best — trust your instincts! If something seems wrong or feels off, it is in your best interest to speak up for a safe and comfortable pregnancy.